About Phoenix Mills Plaza
About Phoenix Mills Plaza
“Coming out to the small quiet Town of Victor in the mid 1980’s was just what my family wanted, not realizing that we were moving to the “Fastest growing community in upstate New York”, as quoted in the 2007 Rochester Democrat and Chronicle. My father, being an electrical contractor by trade, was always looking for his next big business endeavor. Driving down Route 96 one crisp Saturday morning, my father noticed a sign on some commercial property for sale. He could not pass it up! After getting all necessary approvals from the town and much help from family, friends, and contractors, the beginning of Phoenix Mills Plaza was starting to come to life. Phoenix Mills has been the start for many NEW and already established successful businesses. Our plaza has been a family run and operated business since my father put the first stake in the ground.”
Welcome to Phoenix Mills. We hope to see you soon!!!
– The Hendler Family
About the Area
Victor is a 36 square-mile township nestled in the foothills of the Finger Lakes offering residents, businesses and visitors the best of all worlds – a peaceful, small town setting within minutes of the Cities of Rochester and Canandaigua. Victor is easily accessible via NYS Routes 96 and 490 and NYS I90’s exit 44 from the east or exit 45 from the west. The population of Victor has grown steadily in the last decade from 7,161 in the 1990 census to 9,977 according to the 2000 census information.
The Town of Farmington, New York is located in Ontario County at exit 44 on the New York State Thruway. Farmington is approximately 25 miles Southeast of Rochester, NY, and is sometimes referred to as the Western Gateway to the Finger Lakes Region of New York State. The population has grown modestly over the years to 10,535 as of the 2000 US Census. Farmington is still largely a farming community with small businesses growing. Farmington offers an excellent quality of life with town parks and a mixture of suburban as well as country living.
History of Our Name
After 30 years of operating East Victor Mills, Solomon Carman had only a pile of ashes before him. For a time, you could not hear the splash of the water wheel on Solomon’s land. It was replaced by the clang of a hammer and the rip of a saw. Before the same season that had seen the destruction of the mill was through, the new mill was completed. Having been raised from the ashes of East Victor Mills, the new mill would someday be called Phoenix Mills.
Solomon Carman ran the mill until 1864. In that year a man from Arcadia named John Brown purchased the mill and owned the property with Tindale. Two years later the land would be owned by Brown and Wilbur. Under the ownership of Wilbur, the mill was first recorded as Phoenix Mills.
The Phoenix Mills Plaza has returned a piece of history to East Victor by using the name which was once common and the forgotten. Its logo is designed to tell part of the story: In mythology the phoenix represented the sun. Both would die in their own flames and then be reborn. The water mill represents the flour mill. In the case of the Phoenix Mills, the mill was like the sun and the phoenix, being resurrected from a previously burned mill. This is why the wheel, the sun and the phoenix seem to flow in and out of each other in the mark.
Raising of the Clock
Phoenix Mills Clock
Years ago… at the time of no telephones, cell phones, computers, or any other electric time means, people would come to the center of town to see the town clock to know what time of the day it was.
Phoenix Mills tenants, customers, and drivers who pass Phoenix Mills Plaza will now look at our clock to check the time.
This antique looking clock was manufactured by Electric Time in Medfield, Massachusetts. It is something that Phoenix Mills Plaza is proud to have in its plaza.
It is a 2 dial 15′ post clock with an aluminum post, saddle crystal and dial ring, and top ornamental piece finished polyurethane paint. With a GPS Satellite Receiver, the clock is enabled to synchronize with the National Bureau Standard Atomic Clock. The clock will know when to spring forward or fall backward.
On the hour and the half hour you will hear the clock chiming throughout the plaza. The clock has up to 70 different types of chimes.